Taking football to Africa appeal

Members of the Rotary Club of Wellington, their guests and potential members were treated to an excellent and inspiring talk about the work of the Taking Football to Africa and Beyond Appeal.

The RAF FA football shirt charitable appeal based in Shropshire has completed an incredibly successful 2013, it’s most successful yet. The Taking Football to Africa and Beyond Appeal has been running since 2006 with its base at RAF Shawbury. The Appeal organiser Wing Commander Neil Hope MBE set up the Appeal with the aim of collecting unwanted football shirts and sending them to the less privileged in Africa in the run up to the 2006 World Cup Finals.

The Appeal became a huge success resulting in 79132 items, including over 27,456 shirts being delivered to 43 countries worldwide since its inception. [copyright Royal Air Force FA News]

The photograph on the left shows the project at work at the Stella Maris School in Mathare Slum, Nairobi. The photograph on the right show project leader Wing Commander Neil Hope with the Rotary Club of Wellington International chairman Brian Richards.

For more information see http://www.royalairforcefa.com/news/2014/jan/gMQfx8ZbWxlT6pbV.99

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